Undoubtedly, the design and technology of Apple’s iPhone 4S is outstanding and can be considered as one of the best among all smartphones designs. The design has detonated the whole smartphone market in this year. Samsung has been accused by Apple around the world for the copy of its iPhone design in the Galaxy lineup. Now, It’s astounding to learn that Apple is going to redesign its iPhone which is confirmed by senior analyst at PiperJaffray—Gene Munster.
It’s really true; the rumor is buzzing around about the redesign of Apple’s iPhone and iPad. The senior analyst said in his note to investors that Apple hasn’t done any experiment with its hardware design in this year, but it doesn’t mean that the company has seated lethally. The company might redesign its iPhone next year; probably it might be upcoming iPhone 5 which is expected to come in mid of 2012.
Munster has declared that there would be the prospect of two scenarios—Base case and Bull case—in 2013. The Bull case presumes that the company is going to do bullish in 2013. According to Base case prediction, the company would augment its revenue by 18% through the shipment of 142 million units’ iPhones, While “Bull case” might increase the revenue to 35% and expected to sell 162 million iPhone.
Munster stated that the revenue growth is marginal in 2013 that’s only 14% compare to 2011 calendar when the company had marked 56% increment. The analyst also depicts that Apple might release its third generation tablet—iPad 3—next year but also states that company’s iPad 2S might also come. Munster’s calendar demonstrates that the total shipment of iPad is 66 millions in base case while 77.5 million units for Bull case in CY13. The revenue is expected to boost by 11% in base case while 30% in the Bull case.
Currently, the company has launched its iPad 2 in different variations of Wi-Fi and 3G capabilities along with three different capacities of 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. A number of rumors have already speculated about Apple’s high resolution “Retina Display” which might be come next year. Before this, the company might release “iPad 2S” with the same screen resolution as iPad 2 but have the faster processor and Siri.
The company might sell its iPad 2 with the lower cost along with iPad 2S. And also, the company has planned to redesign its MacBook Pro lineup and also expand the MacBook Air with 15-inch screen next year.
The company would continue to sell its iPad 2 next year to contend the low-price tablet in the market. While iPad 2S would definitely be the transitional for iPad 3 to make a proper bridge. It’s quite obvious that the company has always been conscious about its hardware design, and which is its strong point to dominate the market.